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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

II. The Evolving Nature of Capital Flows in Emerging Asia

II. The Evolving Nature of Capital Flows in Emerging Asia »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Asia and Pacific

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066410

Keywords: capital inflows, capital flows, capital outflows, direct investment, portfolio investment

Gross cross-border capital flows in emerging Asia 12 have grown significantly over the past decade, rising from about US$270 billion to US$830 billion. 13...

II. The Globalization of Asian Inflation

II. The Globalization of Asian Inflation »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, November 2008, Asia and Pacific

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2008

ISBN: 9781589067615

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, pension, pension funds, pension fund

Emerging Asia has recently experienced a sharp rise in inflation, although concerns have now shifted away from inflation onto growth. After reaching double-digit levels in several countries in the region and...

III. Asia’s Quest for Inclusive Growth

III. Asia’s Quest for Inclusive Growth »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2011, Asia and Pacific : Navigating an Uncertain Global Environment While Building Inclusive Growth

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 October 2011

ISBN: 9781616351274

Keywords: inflation, financial integration, monetary policy, monetary fund, contagion

Income inequality has risen across the world over the last two decades. The academic literature attributes the rise mainly to three factors: globalization, skill-biased technologica...

III. Corporate Savings and Rebalancing in Asia

III. Corporate Savings and Rebalancing in Asia »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2009, Asia and Pacific : Building a Sustained Recovery

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2009

ISBN: 9781589068568

Keywords: corporate governance, fiscal stimulus, stock market, capital inflows, capital markets

In recent years, despite relatively flat investment in most of the region, corporate savings have risen in Asia, more than in other regions. Since Asian households have not reduced their savings...

III. Does Asia Need Rebalancing?

III. Does Asia Need Rebalancing? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2010, Asia and Pacific : Leading the Global Recovery, Rebalancing for the Medium Term

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2010

ISBN: 9781589069176

Keywords: capital inflows, domestic demand, inflation, monetary policy, commodity prices

Despite the strong increase in regional trade over the last decade, Asia has remained heavily dependent on external demand—more so than other regions. However, in the post-crisis wo...

III. Housing Prices in Asia: Cause for Concern?

III. Housing Prices in Asia: Cause for Concern? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Asia and Pacific

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066410

Keywords: capital inflows, capital flows, capital outflows, direct investment, portfolio investment

In the past several years, authorities in a number of Asian countries have implemented, or are considering implementing, policies to deal with rising housing prices and attendant risks. In India and Korea, t...

III. How Vulnerable Is Corporate Asia?

III. How Vulnerable Is Corporate Asia? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2009, Asia and Pacific : Global Crisis: The Asian Context

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2009

ISBN: 9781589068407

Keywords: recessions, recession, banking, corporate sector, banking crisis

As Asia has plunged into recession, anxieties about the region’s corporate sector have grown. And not without reason. The collapse of global demand has decimated corporate revenues, forcing many companies to...

III. Implications of Asia’s Regional Supply Chain for Rebalancing Growth

III. Implications of Asia’s Regional Supply Chain for Rebalancing Growth »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2011, Asia and Pacific : Managing the Next Phase of Growth

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 April 2011

ISBN: 9781616350628

Keywords: capital inflows, inflation, capital flows, commodity prices, exchange rate

A. Introduction Persistent global imbalances are raising concerns about the long-term sustainability of strong growth in Asia and across the world. Although current account imbalance...

III. Investment and Rebalancing in Asia

III. Investment and Rebalancing in Asia »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2010, Asia and Pacific : Consolidating the Recovery and Building Sustainable Growth

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2010

ISBN: 9781589069503

Keywords: inflation, capital inflows, domestic demand, monetary policy, expenditure

Ensuring stable growth in the postcrisis world economy will require a rebalancing of economic activity in several different countries. In Asia’s export-dependent economies, this entails relying...

III. Sterilized Intervention in Emerging Asia: Is It Effective?

III. Sterilized Intervention in Emerging Asia: Is It Effective? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2007, Asia and Pacific

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2007

ISBN: 9781589066687

Keywords: exchange rate, foreign exchange, exchange rates, trade flows, hedge funds

Has sterilized intervention in emerging Asia been effective in influencing the level, change, or volatility of exchange rates? The question arises because it is hard to rationalize the rapid buildup of forei...